National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month July

July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month. During this month it is important to bring awareness and understanding of birth defects that could affect the head and face along with conditions caused by trauma, burns, and disease. In the United States, about 7,000 babies are born with orofacial clefts every year. Some […]

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Scoliosis

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month. Scoliosis causes a sideways curvature of the spine, taking in the shape of a C or S. It is most common among children, mainly girls. Some of the symptoms or signs that someone is suffering from Scoliosis are: Uneven shoulders Uneven waist One hip higher than the other Back pain […]

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Scleroderma

National Scleroderma Awareness Month is June. During this month it is important to bring awareness of this rare autoimmune disease that affects thousands of people in the United States, being more common in women than men. Scleroderma is a group of rare diseases in which the skin and connective tissues become hard and tight, in […]

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Aphasia

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. It is a disorder that affects the side of your brain which is responsible for language. It can affect the way people speak, read, write, and listen. It affects about 2 million people in the United States. It usually takes place after a stroke, head injury, or other neurological […]

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Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis, a serious muscle weakness is a rare chronic autoimmune disease that affects your muscle movement. There is weakness and fatigue of the muscles that are under voluntary control. It is caused by a failure in communication between your nerves and muscles. In the United States, this is such a rare disease that only […]

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Alzheimer’s disease

Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, making it the 6th leading cause of death in the country. Alzheimer affects the functions of your brain because the brain shrinks dramatically over time, leading to nerve cell death and tissue loss. It is a continuous and permanent disorder that damages your brain. […]

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Cystic Fibrosis

Based on the data collected by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 33,000 people in the United States live with cystic fibrosis, 3,000 in Canada, and 20,000 in Europe. Cystic Fibrosis happens among all races but is most common among white people from Northern Europe. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that progresses with time which causes […]

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month. High Blood pressure is when the pressure in the arteries is higher than what it should be. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against your blood vessel walls. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mm Hg, 120 being systolic, the pressure when the heart beats and […]

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Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis is a disease that affects 54.4 million people in the United States, according to the CDC. Arthritis covers more than 100 diseases and is an inflammation of one or more of your joints and can also affect other connective tissues and organs. Some of the symptoms you might experience are stiffness, pain, and swelling […]

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Stroke Awareness Month

According to the CDC, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke and every 4 minutes someone dies, making it the fifth leading cause of death in the country. A stroke happens when a blood vessel that carries oxygen to the brain becomes blocked, which then causes brain cells to die. This […]

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